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Wilson County joins Research Triangle Region

Posted July 16

— Wilson County is the latest eastern North Carolina county to join the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, a group that provides marketing and strategic economic development coordination for the Research Triangle Region. 

The RTRP's board of directors voted to add Wilson County to the partnership on July 1. Edgecombe and Nash counties were added to the 16-county group in 2013.

"Everyone here is very excited about this. The county's reputation as a lucrative destination for life sciences companies and jobs makes it a natural fit for the Research Triangle Region," Jennifer Lantz, executive director of the Wilson County Economic Development Council, said in a statement.

According to the RTRP, Wilson County's addition also adds to the region's inventory of high-quality industrial properties, including Wilson Corporate Park and Woodard Parkway, a park under construction along U.S. Highway 264. 

"Wilson County brings a great deal to our region's economic development program," Charles Hayes, president and chief executive officer of RTRP, said in a statement. "It's flourishing life sciences companies, impressive manufacturing base, smart workforce and infrastructure-rich properties all fit comfortably with the Research Triangle Region's brand."

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  • 45ACP Jul 16, 12:30 p.m.

    So, it's not a triangle anymore. It should be called The Research Polygon. Then, everybody can join.

  • raleighboy524 Jul 16, 11:56 a.m.

    "[Wilson's] flourishing life sciences companies, impressive manufacturing base, smart workforce and infrastructure-rich properties all fit comfortably with the Research Triangle Region's brand."

    LOL

  • 37 Jul 16, 11:31 a.m.

    Huh? Why not add Pitt County since proximity has nothing to do with things?

  • itlsss Jul 16, 11:18 a.m.

    If you want some of the highest taxes and utility rates in the state, "come on down" to Wilson.

  • raleighboy524 Jul 16, 10:27 a.m.

    there goes the neighborhood